Watertown Man Busted for Distributing Crack Cocaine

A Watertown man faces charges of distributing crack cocaine after being arrested in a bust by Watertown Police detectives working with a drug task force. 

After a two-month investigation, police got an arrest warrant and search warrant for 49-year-old Sean Williams of Watertown. On Nov. 15, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. police executed the warrant on Belmont Street, across from St. Patrick’s Cemetery, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. Watertown Police, working with the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force, searched the home and found a large clear plastic bag containing smaller plastic baggies which contained a white substance, O’Connor said.

Watertown’s Police and Fire Chiefs Appear on Watertown Cable’s ‘Inside Watertown’

Watertown’s Police and Fire Chiefs appeared on the latest episode of Watertown Cable’s Inside Watertown. Co-hosts Charlie Breitrose and Bob Airasian spoke to Police Chief Michael Lawn and Fire Chief Robert Quinn about some of their department’s efforts to reach out to the community and connect with residents. Chief Lawn spoke about the Citizen’s Police Academy, the Cops and Rec programs for kids and other ways police officers are trying to get out of their cruisers and interact with the public. The Fire Department has a variety of programs for the public, too. Chief Quinn spoke about how firefighters visit Watertown’s schools to teach fire safety and meet with seniors to put up free smoke detectors.

Police Log: Hit and Run on a House, Pickup Truck Stolen from Street

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests
Nov. 2, 6:31 p.m.: An office patrolling in the Watertown Mall parking lot spotted a man known to be wanted for stealing a car and other charges. Police stopped the man and arrested him without incident. The 26-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant from Waltham District Court for larceny of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and driving with a suspended license.

Watertown Fire Department Welcomes Newest Firefighter

The Watertown Fire Department welcomed Cory Donahue as the newest member of the Department. 

Town Manager Michael J. Driscoll appointed Donahue as a firefighter for the Town of Watertown, effective Sunday, November 4, 2018. The Watertown Fire Department welcomed him on its Instagram page: Please join us in congratulating Firefighter Cory Donahue as he begins his career with the Watertown Fire Department.

Police Log: Man Caught Breaking Into Home, Merchandise Stolen from Cell Phone Store

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department:
Arrests
Oct. 22, 7:08 a.m.: Police spotted a man known to be wanted on an arrest warrant walking on Arsenal Street near Irving Street. The 45-year-old Waltham man was arrested on the warrant from Boston District Court for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and two counts of malicious destruction of property. Oct. 23, 8:14 p.m.: An officer spotted a vehicle traveling on Main Street that did not have its license plate illuminated.

Two People Arrested for Dealing Drugs After Joint Effort by Watertown, Boston Police

A man and a woman face drug dealing charges after an investigation involving both Boston and Watertown Police detectives. On the evening of Oct. 26, 2018, Watertown Police were contacted by the Boston Police District 14 Drug Control Unit about a vehicle they were tailing that had entered Watertown. The Boston detectives, out of the Brighton precinct, requested the assistance of Watertown detectives in the surveillance of the suspects, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. Police followed the suspects’ vehicle to Robert Ford Road.

Watertown Fire Department Spreading Fire Safety to Youth, Seniors With SAFE Grant

Watertown Firefighters visited every elementary school this year and also installed fire alarms for seniors around town with the help of the fire safety grants. In January the Watertown Fire Department received $5,407 in Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) grant and $2,813 in Senior SAFE grant. “We applied for the grant and got it in 2017,” said Capt. Ryan Nicholson, the WFD’s S.A.F.E and Senior SAFE Program Coordinator. “It was the first time we got it in about 10 years.” In the Spring, S.A.F.E. Educators Firefighter Jeffrey Pugliese Jr. and Firefighter Shane Gleason visited every third grade classroom at each of Watertown’s three elementary schools.